AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Australia Denied Pakistan's Efforts! Mighty Australia Defeated Pakistan By 79 Runs | Full AUS vs PAK Scorecard
AUS vs PAK: Mighty Australia Denied Pakistan's Efforts!

AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: What a dramatic end to a wonderful cricket match! One might think that Pakistan would break the Jinx of Australia when the day started but it was not meant to happen today and Australia hammered Pakistan in the extended 30-minute play. A perfect example of ‘Captain leading from the front’ as Pat Cummins grabbed 10 wickets in the match.

The day started with Australian batters Alex Carey and Starc starting things off for Australia. Carey was showing positive intent at the middle and wickets were falling from the other end. Australia added 60 runs in no time following Alex Carey’s power-hitting. Aamer Jamal was too good with the ball in the morning and chopped the tail very quickly.

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AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Shaheen Removes Starc early (Getty Images and Cricket Australia)

Pakistan bowled out Australia on 262 and the new target for Pakistan was 317 runs. 9 overs were left for the Lunch break and Starc got one in the 5th over and that was all for Abdullah Shafique in the boxing day test. DRS saved Shan Masood as he was given out LBW by the on-field umpire.

The second session was in favor of Pakistan. They batted beautifully right from the beginning and added 104 runs in 23 overs. They lost two wickets in the form of Imam and Shan Masood. The Pakistani captain established the tone for the chase, and Babar responded the same way. Both batted well and showed a great deal of intent. They both scored runs with abandon, appearing unaffected by anything. However, Cummins returned quickly and made up for the opponent skipper, who was out for sixty.

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AUS vs PAK 2nd Test: Abdullah Shafique’s poor show continues (Getty Images and Cricket Australia)

Josh Hazlewood ended Babar Azam’s innings of 41 off 79 balls as the game restarted after the tea break. Saud Shakeel was holding onto one end and new batter Rizwan was pounding over Australian bowlers. But not for too long as a peach took the edge off Saud into Carey’s gloves.

Salman and Rizwan Tied together and gave some hope but Pat Cummins was in the form of his life and took back-to-back wickets. Salman got his fifty done but Starc took him and the last man Hamza in back-to-back deliveries and Australia won the match by 79 runs.

AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Scorecard

Australia 1st Innings– 318/10

David Warner c Babar Azam b Agha Salman38833045.78
Usman Khawaja c Agha Salman b Hasan Ali421015041.58
Marnus Labuschagne c Abdullah Shafique b Aamer Jamal631555040.64
Steven Smith c Rizwan b Aamer Jamal26752034.66
Travis Head c Agha Salman b Shaheen Afridi17323053.12
Mitchell Marsh c Aamer Jamal b Mir Hamza41606168.33
Alex Carey †c Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi4100040.00
Mitchell Starc c Agha Salman b Mir Hamza9112081.81
Pat Cummins (c)c Mir Hamza b Aamer Jamal13301043.33
Nathan Lyon c Mir Hamza b Hasan Ali8191042.10
Josh Hazlewood not out571071.42
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Shaheen Afridi2758523.14
Mir Hamza2255122.31
Hasan Ali23.576122.55
Aamer Jamal1916433.36
Agha Salman502214.40
AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Scorecard

Pakistan 1st Innings- 264/10

Abdullah Shafique c & b Cummins621095056.88
Imam-ul-Haq c Labuschagne b Lyon10441022.72
Shan Masood (c)c Marsh b Lyon54763171.05
Babar Azam b Cummins170014.28
Saud Shakeel b Hazlewood9290031.03
Rizwan c Warner b Cummins42511182.35
Agha Salman c Carey b Cummins581062.50
Aamer Jamal not out33804141.25
Shaheen Afridi lbw b Lyon21284075.00
Hasan Ali b Cummins2110018.18
Mir Hamza st †Carey b Lyon230066.66
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Mitchell Starc1636904.31
Josh Hazlewood1654312.68
Pat Cummins2014852.40
Nathan Lyon18.527343.87
Mitchell Marsh301605.33
AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Scorecard

Australia 2nd Innings- 262/10

Usman Khawaja c Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi021000.00
David Warner b Mir Hamza616241037.50
Marnus Labuschagne c Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi48121050.00
Steven Smith c Agha Salman b Shaheen Afridi501762693028.40
Travis Head b Mir Hamza011000.00
Mitchell Marsh c Agha Salman b Mir Hamza9613020313073.84
Alex Carey †lbw b Mir Hamza531011458052.47
Mitchell Starc c Babar Azam b Shaheen Afridi921271042.85
Pat Cummins (c)c Rizwan b Aamer Jamal1630320053.33
Nathan Lyon b Aamer Jamal111392084.61
Josh Hazlewood not out17230014.28
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Shaheen Shah Afridi2747642.81
Mir Hamza18.163241.76
Hasan Ali1725303.11
Aamer Jamal1627424.62
Agha Salman611602.66
AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Scorecard

Pakistan 2nd Innings- 237/10

Abdullah Shafique c Khawaja b Starc4130030.76
Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Cummins12380031.57
Shan Masood (c)c Smith b Cummins60717084.50
Babar Azam b Hazlewood41794051.89
Saud Shakeel c Carey b Starc24551043.63
Mohammad Rizwan c Carey b Cummins35623156.45
Agha Salman c Marsh b Starc50706071.42
Aamer Jamal c & b Cummins08000.00
Shaheen Afridi c Labuschagne b Cummins06000.00
Hasan Ali not out02000.00
Mir Hamza c Smith b Starc01000.00
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Mitchell Starc13.215544.12
Josh Hazlewood1573412.26
Nathan Lyon1918404.42
Pat Cummins1824952.72
Mitchell Marsh20804.00
AUS vs PAK 2nd Test Scorecard

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